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Home and Nation in British Literature from the English to the French Revolutions A.D. Cousins

Home and Nation in British Literature from the English to the French Revolutions

A.D. Cousins

Published October 31st 2015
ISBN : 9781107064409
Hardcover
320 pages
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In a world of conflicting nationalist claims, mass displacements and asylum-seeking, a great many people are looking for home or struggling to establish the nation. These were also important preoccupations between the English and the FrenchMoreIn a world of conflicting nationalist claims, mass displacements and asylum-seeking, a great many people are looking for home or struggling to establish the nation. These were also important preoccupations between the English and the French revolutions: a period when Britain was first at war within itself, then achieved a confident if precarious equilibrium, and finally seemed to have come once more to the edge of overthrow. In the century and a half between revolution experienced and revolution observed, the impulse to identify or implicitly appropriate home and nation was elemental to British literature. This wide-ranging study by international scholars provides an innovative and thorough account of writings that vigorously contested notions and images of the nation and of private domestic space within it, tracing the larger patterns of debate, while at the same time exploring how particular writers situated themselves within it and gave it shape.